Boarding at Albyn

Traditionally a boarding school until the mid-nineties, Albyn School reverted back to its roots in August 2016 and reintroduced boarding. Unlike traditional boarding houses, our boarders reside in a stunning three storey Victorian house with original period features located in one of the safest areas of Aberdeen. There is a secure entry system fitted on all entrances to the house. To ensure the safety of your child, pupils will never be in the house without a member of staff present.

The bedrooms boast large bay windows, substantial storage, a desk, a sizable bed and ensuite facilities. The pupils have a choice of two living room areas. There is a room with a TV, cosy seating area and a coffee table. They also use a conservatory which has a door leading out to the garden. This large room with comfortable couches and a large dining table is where the boarders relax, read and dine in the evening.

Main meals are provided in the house by our brilliant catering team. Only the freshest, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients will be used by our chefs. With different nationalities of pupils living in our boarding house, our chefs prepare delicious meals to suit different tastes and preferences from around the world. The kitchen is a social area for our boarders who have access to the cooking facilities where they can make their own meals. In order to better prepare our pupils for university life once they leave Albyn School, pupils will learn how to cook and use household appliances such as the washing machines.

Our two resident boarding staff provide care, support, and encouragement for the boarders. The School offers a choice of either full-time or weekly boarding. Through the week, they will aid the pupils in their studies and encourage a hard-working atmosphere so that the pupils can experience a more relaxing weekend where trips and activities are organised locally and further afield.

Our boarding house provides a comfortable and welcoming ‘home-from-home’ that has attracted pupils from all over the world and is something we intend to expand in the future.

*Academic Boarding Scholarships Available – Deadline Wednesday 31 March 2021

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IN THE PRESS – you read more about the excellent report our boarding house received by the Care Inspectorate 2018 by visiting the link below.

Evening Express – Inspectors praise boarding facilities at Aberdeen school

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"Boarding at Albyn has helped me to excel academically, become more independent and taught me a variety of important life skills.”

- Current Boarder